Chris is a Senior Scientist and Manager of Wood’s Aquatic Sciences and Toxicology Groups in San Diego, CA with over 20 years of experience designing and leading a wide variety of field and laboratory-based ecotoxicological assessment programs. Chris’s expertise centers on toxicology with specialized emphasis on assessment of stormwater impacts to beneficial uses in receiving waters, the use of multiple lines of evidence (i.e. triad analysis) including State of California Sediment Quality Objectives (SQOs), the design and interpretation of biological effects tests, in situ monitoring, toxicity identification and toxicity reduction evaluations (TIEs/TREs), and development of site-specific water quality criteria. Chris further specializes in providing regulatory support related to NPDES permit compliance, Investigative Orders, and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). Chris is a recognized leader in the field in California and is participating on both the Science Advisory Committee for the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) and the Toxicology Assessment Group for the southern California Chapter of SETAC for which he is also the past President.